Forged stamps of French Guyana

Guyane Francaise

1886. French Colonies Issue Surcharged ‘Dec 1886 Guy. Franc. 0 05’

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French_Guyana_1886_005_Forgery

Forged overprint on genuine stamp

1892. French Colonies stamps surcharged ‘ GUYANE.’

Forgeries

French_Guyana_1892_2c_Forgery

Forgery

French_Guyana_1892_35c_Forgery

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1892. French Colonies Navigation & Commerce. 15 Centimes

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French_Guyana_1892_15c_Hirschburger_Forgery

Hirschburger forgery

1892. French Colonies Navigation & Commerce. 20 Centimes

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French_Guyana_1892_20c_Hirschburger_Forgery

Hirschburger forgery

1892. French Colonies Navigation & Commerce. 50 Centimes

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French_Guyana_1892_50c_Hirschburger_Forgery

Hirschburger forgery

1892. French Colonies Navigation & Commerce. 75 Centimes

Genuine vs. Forgery

French_Guyana_1892_75c_Genuine

Genuine

French_Guyana_1892_75c_Hirschburger_Forgery1

Hirschburger forgery

1921. Air Mail. 75 Centimes

Genuine vs. Forgery

French_Guyana_Airmail_75c_Genuine

Genuine

French_Guyana_Airmail_75c_Forgery

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Fournier forged Postmark

French_Guyana_Fournier_Cancel

CAYENNE GUYANE

Thanks to Antonius-Ra for image of genuine Navigation & Commerce 75c

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  • 1-10. Provisional issues of 1886-1888. Forged surcharges: The Serrane Guide/ Stamp Forgeries of the World to 1926, p.101 (Yvert 1-9). For forgery of 2, the basic stamp, see French Colonies 46-59.
  • 12-30. Overprinted issues of 1892. de Thuin forged overprint: James M. Chemi, James H. Beal and James T, De Voss (editors), The Yucatan Affair: The Work of Raoul Ch. de Thuin, Philatelic Counterfeiter, p.95.
  • 12-17. Overprinted issue on French Colonies Ceres and Sage issues, 1892. Fournier fraudulent postmarks: The Serrane Guide/ Stamp Forgeries of the World to 1926, p.101 (Yvert 10-28); A.J.C.Vaurie, “Know Your Forgeries” column, The France and Colonies Philatelist (U.S.), Vol. 3 (January-February 1944): 8. For forgery of the basic stamp, see French Colonies 46-59.
  • 32-50. “Group type issue”, 1892-1904. Perforations of (Fournier) forgeries reversed: Scott Classic Specialized Catalog. Also see French Congo 18-34.

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